Adapt – A Permaculture Game “Create a world you want to live in.”

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bridget_OBrien_Adapt3.jpg[/image_frame] Each choice we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in. The mission of 'Adapt – A Permaculture Game' is to educate individuals and groups how to design in the ethics and principles of Permaculture to each aspect of our lives. We will play through the creating of a world to thrive in by applying principles, patterns, and collective knowledge pools to cultivate caring choices for our communities and our own self-care needs.  This playshop will provide you with the inside scoop on the evolutionary teaching tool – ‘Adapt’ – while participating in a few rounds of game play. Explore with…

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Cob for Kids!

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/cob-for-kids-2.jpg[/image_frame] Come play with clay! Get your hands dirty and learn one of the coolest ways to build with natural material.  For children of all ages, come explore the messy and enchanting world of cob. Less see what we can build! Presented by: Nico Morris Check in at the Cob Building Station. Events will happen spontaneously throughout the event.

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Colin Miller

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Colin is the Co-Director for Rooted in Resilience co-leading organizational management and development, and managing programs of the Local Clean Energy Alliance. In 2013, he coordinated the Alliance’s fourth annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference. Colin graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a BA in Urban Studies and a self-designed concentration in Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty and the Environment. After graduating, Colin taught for several years multiple-subject English Language Development at Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland. After teaching, Colin worked with the Greenlining Institute, Urban Habitat, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition to advance racial, environmental, economic,…

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Corrine Van Hook-Turner

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Corrine Van Hook-Turner Corrine is the Co-Director for Bay Localize co-leading organizational management, strategy and development. She also manages communications and outreach. As a former IDEAL Scholar, she witnessed and continues to witness the compelling impact of investing in youth and disenfranchised communities so that leadership can reflect the real diversity it seeks to serve. She has developed her talents working with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, Greater New Beginnings Youth Services, and through contracting with various organizations. Corrine holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She hopes to learn, educate, and urge communities to be more proactive in functioning within their…

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Embodying Permaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/robin-bloom-and-annahata.jpg[/image_frame] The Embodying Permaculture workshop is an interactive experience that integrates the permaculture principles and ethics with body-centered awareness practices including transformational theater, collective musical creation, and guided exercises that activate the 5 senses. We complete this journey with a solution-focused discussion counsel, culminating in the cultivation of direct action plans for co-creating a thriving, resilient, regenerative global ecosystem. This workshop is all about integrating the permaculture concepts into our being in a physical, interactive and fun way. It builds bridges between those who are drawn to movement, music, theater and the arts, with the ideas and practices of permaculture. I have facilitated this workshop in many…

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FairShare Permaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/fairshare-permaculturejpg.jpg[/image_frame] Town and City Permaculture will put on an interactive workshop. About how diversity helps permaculture truly realize it's expressed ethics. We will delve into, how can we design. For inclusivity within the permaculture movement. Our workshop will be interactive. It is relevant to Building Resilient Communities and permaculture. In the way that we will be focusing. On how to bring POC, food workers, migrant workers, and other under represented folks. To the permaculture table for a much needed pow wow. Presented By: Troy Horton and Sasha Shankar

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Growing Justice

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Youth leaders will share their story about how/why they planned and implemented an urban food forest on their school campus that features a self-illustrated mural of the solutions they want to see in their community. They will invite participants to share or work on the planning/implementation projects of their own that centers building resilience and meeting basic needs in their community. Presented By: Corrine Van Hook-Turner  

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Jillian Hovey

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jillian is an experienced practitioner of regenerative systems living, who works creatively and collaboratively with others, applying whole systems design principles to a wide range of projects: from urban balconies, to entire ecovillages. The founder and Executive Director of the Sustainable Living Network in Canada, Jillian has taught and consulted in 30 countires in North & Central America, the UK & Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Urban Permaculture: From Toronto to Tel Aviv

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Robin Liepman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Robin_Liepman_BloomingBiodiversity-2.jpeg[/image_frame] Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour (www.BloomingBiodiversity.org). He is a world traveller, here to re-weave the dream of the modern world into a vibrant balanced existence. Bloom was born from the warm coastal womb of central California in San Luis Obispo, educated by the fairies and tree people at the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science, (and a special focus on life, the universe and everything,) and initiated into the intergalactic tribe of awakening beings during his six months of travel through Central America, becoming initiated into the modern day mystery…

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Ruthie King

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ruthie-King.jpg[/image_frame] Ruthie King grew up in Southern California before heading east to attend Columbia University, where she studied planning and design with a focus on ways to integrate sustainability into the built environment. After graduating with a degree in Architecture and Sustainable Development, she moved to Washington State to live and work on farms practicing alternative construction and natural building techniques. This included cob and earth structures, converted shipping containers, living roof structures and more. After working on sustainable building and barn restoration at several farms in the area, she landed at a beautiful historic dairy barn with a family hoping to bring dairy cows back to…

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Sasha Shankar

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Troy-Horton-Sasha-Shankar.jpg[/image_frame] Sasha Shankar is the president of Town and City Permaculture. TBA The Third Ethic: Practicing Fair Share Permaculture

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Troy Horton

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Troy-Horton-Sasha-Shankar.jpg[/image_frame] Troy Horton of Town and City Permaculture. Is a grass-roots permaculture practitioner based in Oakland, CA. He has a strong focus on introducing "inner-city youth" and their communites to permaculture. He has organized and held a previous permaculture diversity talk/event, along with being a constant student of permaculture and completed several PDC's. TBA The Third Ethic: Practicing Fair Share Permaculture

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What is Adaptive Agriculture?

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/What-is-Adaptive-Agriculture-1.jpg[/image_frame] With so many categories, ideologies, philosophies, styles of growing food sustainably, it is challenging for beginning farmers to enter the local food system with their own identity. Adaptive Agriculture is the concept that the science, art, and business of growing food is going to be entirely unique to the individual or group managing the system, and it MUST be flexible enough to change. Defining your context requires: identification of your values and intentions, placing yourself consciously in your surrounding ecology, and understanding the markets and communities of which you are a participant. Our contexts are constantly in flux, and adaptive agriculture necessitates an awareness and openness…

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